Accessibility Symposium 2020
Twelve months on from our inaugural Accessibility Symposium in 2019, this 2020 event was an exciting opportunity to come together again.
Symposium presentation documents
Accessibility Symposium - 29 July
Accessibility Symposium Frequently asked questions session - 7 August
Customer Programme - Supporting Material
- Kāinga Ora Accessibility Persona - Michael [PDF, 313 KB]
- Kāinga Ora Accessibility Persona - Sue [PDF, 281 KB]
- Kāinga Ora Accessibility Journey - Michael [PDF, 478 KB]
- Kāinga Ora Accessibility Journey - Sue [PDF, 342 KB]
- Customer Programme on a page [PDF, 228 KB]
Welcome from Vui Mark Gosche, Chair Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities
Kia ora, talofa lava and greetings
On 16 July 2019 I was privileged to welcome attendees to Housing New Zealand’s inaugural Accessibility Symposium in Auckland. At that event we sought your feedback on our draft Accessibility Policy, which was subsequently published in November 2019. We committed to holding a follow-up event one year later to update you on progress and as part of our commitment to ongoing engagement.
I’m pleased to announce that a follow-up session will be held on 29 July.
A lot has happened over the past 12 months. A new organisation – Kāinga Ora - Homes and Communities – that incorporates the functions of Housing New Zealand but with a wider range of functions and responsibilities, came into being on 1 October 2019. On a more sombre note, the COVID-19 pandemic has affected everything we do, including how we engage. With that in mind we have planned this Symposium as an on-line event. A benefit of that approach is that if you are outside of Auckland you won’t need to travel. We also see this Symposium as the start of a more focused set of interactions with our customers and stakeholders.
I look forward to talking to you on 29 July.
Page updated: 4 September 2020